Fallbrook Center
East parking lot of Fallbrook Square, with a self-service post office in the foreground, 1978
LocationWest Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Coordinates34°11′25″N 118°37′32″W / 34.190169°N 118.625619°W / 34.190169; -118.625619
Address6633 Fallbrook Avenue
Opening date12 November 1963
DeveloperJoseph K. Eichenbaum
ManagementRetail Opportunity Investments Corp.
OwnerRetail Opportunity Investments Corp.
ArchitectMaxwell Starkman and Associates
No. of stores and services42
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area880,000 sq ft (82,000 m2)
No. of floors1

Fallbrook Center is a shopping center located on Fallbrook Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Vanowen Street in West Hills, Los Angeles, California. Fallbrook Center is a 75-acre (300,000 m2), 880,000-square-foot (82,000 m2), open-air shopping center with retailers including Wal-Mart, Trader Joe's, Home Depot, Target, Ulta Beauty, Bob's Discount Furniture, Furniture City,[3] Crumbl Cookies, Panda Express, Sprouts Farmers Market, Ross Dress for Less, 24 Hour Fitness, It's Boba Time,[4] Michael's, and Petco.


The complex, originally known as Fallbrook Square, opened between November 1963 and November 1966. Housing eighty stores and services in an open-air format, it was anchored by large Sears and J.C. Penney locations and included F.W. Woolworth, Ontra Cafeteria, House of Sight and Sound, Karl's Toys, Nibblers Restaurant, and a Market Basket (California) supermarket.[5]

An enclosing renovation was done between April 1984 and July 1986. Target and Mervyn's anchors were added and the complex was renamed Fallbrook Mall. Damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and in decline by the late 1990s, the shopping venue was redeveloped between August 2001 and November 2003, emerging as the 1.2-million-square-foot (110,000 m2) Fallbrook Center of today.

The existing Penney's structure, vacated in April 2001, was retenanted by Kohl's. The Sears, which had re-opened at the nearby Westfield Topanga in 1996, was divided between Big Kmart (upper level) and Burlington Coat Factory (lower level); these opened in 1997. The Big Kmart closed in 2002 and re-opened as a Walmart in January 2004.

Mervyn's closed in 2008. Sprouts Farmers Market and Ulta Beauty replaced the former Mervyn's in the form of a shared space in 2013. However, Ulta Beauty closed its Fallbrook Center location and moved to a new space in Canoga Park in 2021. Kohl's closed in June 2016 as a part of closing 18 stores nationwide.

The Fallbrook Square sign and marquee can be seen in the 1974 drag racing documentary "Funny Car Summer" when a bicycle drag race event was held there.

Fallbrook Center was used as the exterior location of the "Burbank Buymore" on Warner Brothers and NBC's Chuck.


  1. ^ DeWolfe, Evelyn (30 June 1985). "Malls Thrive on Golden Touch". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Fallbrook Center". Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.
  3. ^ "West Hills". Furniture City. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Locations". It's Boba Time. Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Fallbrook Square". Mall Hall of Fame. Retrieved 22 March 2012.